'Putin's palace': an opulent residence on the Black Sea coast
Navalny's investigation describes the lavish property in detail using drone footage and 3D visualisations of the interior based on leaked architectural blueprints.
Italy PM quits to seek new govt as pandemic rages
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday in the hope of forming a new government after weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition, leaving Italy rudderless as it battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic. He tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella.
UN chief hopes tensions along India-China border could be dialled down through dialogue
Amid a recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in Sikkim, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes that tensions that exist between the two countries could be dialled down through dialogue, a spokesperson for the UN chief has said. Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash in the high-altitude Naku La region in North Sikkim on January 20, an incident described by the Indian Army on Monday as a "minor face-off".
'Civil war': Second night of riots in Netherlands over Covid curfew
Riot police clashed with groups of protesters in Amsterdam as well as the port city of Rotterdam, where people smashed shop windows and ransacked their supplies. Police arrested around 250 people after using water cannon and tear gas during demonstrations in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and other towns.
Putin says palace in Navalny report 'doesn't belong to me'
Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police, looting
In the southern city of Eindhoven, police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of several hundred, regional television Omroep Brabant reported. At least 30 people were arrested there, according to police.
Greece, Turkey face first crisis talk since 2016
The Istanbul meeting is not expected to make major headway after the two NATO neighbours' gunboats collided in August as their dispute over energy and borders threatened to spiral out of control.
US President Joe Biden speaks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, seeks to cement US-France ties
Germany buys same corona meds used to treat Trump
Germany will become the first European Union country to start using the same experimental antibodies treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover from Covid-19, health minister Jens Spahn said Sunday. The government has bought 200,000 doses for 400 million euros ($486 million)," Spahn told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, working out at 2,000 euros per dose.
Czech trainers teach dogs to sniff out Covid
"Good boy!" exclaims Lenka Vlachova, a trainer working at Prague's fire brigade, as jagdterrier Renda sits down by one sample, wagging his tail.
Macron says France's laws on child sex abuse must change
French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday the law had to change to better protect victims of child sexual abuse, after thousands shared their stories in response to a newly published book.
Portuguese brave lockdown for presidential polls
Polls point to a first-round win for Rebelo de Sousa, a former political commentator turned approachable head of state known for candid moments like queueing at the supermarket in shorts, plunging into the sea to help girls whose canoe had capsized or sharing a meal with homeless people.
3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny's release
Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.
Portugal holds presidential election as Covid-19 cases spiral
Portuguese voters - largely confined to their homes due to a strict Covid-19 lockdown - will pick a new president on Sunday, but many fear going to the polls could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases and low turnout is expected.